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Indiana College Biology Teachers Association

ICBTA is a group that is focused on bringing together college biology teachers in the state of Indiana for the purposes of learning about good pedagogical ideas and opportunities for increasing our knowledge of the field. We hold an annual meeting at which we invite an external speaker to lecture on a topic of their expertise. 


The 2012 fall meeting of ICBTA will be at the beautiful Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, October 19th and 20th. This year’s topic will be “Research Across the Curriculum”.  






          Friday, Oct 19th:  


                   6:00-7:00pm         Registration, Merry Lea ELC, Goshen College 


                   7:00-8:00pm         Dinner 


                   8:00-9:00pm         Keynote Address: “Biology and Environmental Studies undergraduate research at Manchester University: Linking academic coursework with experiential education”, Dr. Jerry Sweeten, Department of Biology, Manchester University 




Saturday, Oct 20th:  


                   9:00-12:00pm        Sessions: “Research Across the Curriculum” 


                   12:00- 1pm           Lunch, followed by tour of the ELC 




Registration fees to be paid on-site:  


          Regular Members: $20 membership dues, $35 for dinner 


          Graduate students pay no membership dues 




Please email Sandy Davis: if you plan to attend so we can get a head count. 




For Directions: 




I look forward to seeing everyone at Goshen College this year! 




Sandy Davis 


2012 President-elect, ICBTA 




The Indiana College Biology Teachers’ Association is a small but enthusiastic group of Hoosier biology professors who are interested in sharing and improving multiple aspects of our teaching and our biology programs. Each year we gather at a different campus in the fall to discuss a topic of interest to the group. We traditionally invite an outside speaker for Friday evening and continue with Saturday morning workshop sessions, with brief presentations from members and discussion about our topic. After the morning session, we have a lunch and then a business meeting where officers are elected and future topics are discussed. We have a good representation from smaller campuses around the state, and would love to have even broader participation. Please consider attending this local, useful meeting! 


The Indiana College Biology Teacher’s Association (ICBTA) is an organization consisting of biology faculty from throughout the state. Our mission is to support and enhance undergraduate learning in the biological sciences. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a lively and informative meeting!